J, an idealistic, rebellious young man from Medellín, dreams of escaping the city with his girlfriend Elena, for a life in a tropical, untouched spot on the Pacific coast. Once there, however, this dream slowly begins to disintegrate.

Unrelenting heat, humidity and torrential rain, eke away at the couple’s hopes for the farm. Assailed on all sides by the elements and without the means to adapt to this staggeringly beautiful, but extreme environment, they lose their way.

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE SEA is a raw, atmospheric, moving tale about the imperfectability of our dreams, and how nature – human and external can turn against us.

2019 Winner Production Fund
FDC Proimágenes Colombia
Shoot date: 2023